Amadou Boubacar Cisse

Amadou Boubacar Cisse is Vice President of Operations of the Islamic Development Bank, overseeing the planning and implementation of the Bank's long-term financing activities in 56 member countries under its strategic framework, which puts poverty alleviation at the core of its operations. Dr. Cisse has spent some three decades as a public servant, both at the World Bank Group and in Niger, where he served as Prime Minister and Senior Minister of Finance, Economic Reforms and Planning.

Poverty reduction is the greatest challenge facing humanity today. An ideological commitment to reduce or eradicate this phenomenon should be contemplated as part and parcel of social moral responsibility and shared human values across countries and generations. Failure to do so will have unprecedented repercussions on human development.